For me, The Nightmare Before Christmas is the film that I watch every year on Christmas Eve without fail. “But it’s a Halloween film!” I hear you cry. No, no, no it’s a Christmas AND Halloween film!
Jack Skellington is the Pumpkin King, in charge of organising Halloween every single year. Halloween begins to take its toll on Jack and in search of something new, stumbles across Christmas Town. Determined to embrace the Christmas spirit, Jack decides that this year he’s going to be Santa Claus and do Christmas his way.
Kidnapping the real Santa Claus, Jack enlists his friends from Halloween Town to help him take over Christmas. As much as the town embrace the idea they just don’t quite understand it, giving the festive season a definite spooky twist.
Catchy songs, beautiful animation and undeniable Christmas spirit, The Nightmare Before Christmas is an underrated film that deserves so much more attention. There’s no denying that it’s a Christmas film – there may be a few slight changes but it’s a classic. It’s even got a red-nosed ghost dog leading Jacks coffin sleigh through the fog!